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BHP workers

Stranded FIFO workers report working extended rosters

Remote mine personnel have complained about employers increasing the number of days they are scheduled to work due to state border restrictions. Thousands of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers are unable...

Granites Gold Mine

FIFO worker passes COVID to family members

A remote mine employee transmitted the highly infectious Delta strain to his immediate family members. The wife and daughter of a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) worker, who contracted coronavirus (COVID-19)...

BHP FIFO workers

Thousands of FIFO mine workers wanted

Mining companies are desperately trying to fill a large number of remote jobs that no one is available to perform. The resources sector needs to hire a further 40,000 workers between now and 2023...

Andrew Forrest

Mining magnate censured for criticising fossil fuels

An iron ore mogul was widely rebuked after suggesting everyone who works for the resources industry is behind the times. Andrew Forrest unleashed an angry tirade against industry peers at the 2021...

Minerals Council of Australia

Mine workers were paid $26B in 2020 despite COVID

Average resources employees were still better off even after the worldwide pandemic caused a recession, new statistics show. The latest data from the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) shows the...